Assisted living executive directors work primarily in nursing homes and retirement communities and are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their facilities. They direct and manage staff, ranging from administrative staff and housekeeping to kitchen staff, nurses, ground staff, and many others. They also communicate with residents’ family members and answer their questions, and are generally responsible for maintaining progress/complaint logs.
Executive directors in assisted living facilities are responsible for ensuring that their facilities are clean and sterile and maintaining residents' privacy and confidentiality. They must always adhere to government regulations pertinent to their facilities and ensure that all employees are in full compliance with federal, state and local regulations and following all policies and guidelines in place. They may also be responsible for marketing and public relations activities.
These executive directors must establish occupancy goals, admission criteria, and programs and outings to help residents live more independently. They must develop and implement their company’s written objectives and standards of practice and conduct staff performance evaluations in a timely manner. They usually lead staff meetings and are involved in other administrative tasks, such as budgeting and keeping track of expenses and revenues. They are also involved in interviewing, selecting, and discharging their facility's staff.
Assisted Living Executive Director Tasks
Develop and maintain relationships with patients and families.
Plan, direct and set the strategic direction of the assisted living program.
Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
Serve as a member of senior management team.
Direct the management and support staff in quality and compassionate care of patients.